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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. PolitiFact Florida: Rubio largely right that Cuba promised no democratic reforms

      Politics

      Sen. Marco Rubio has taken the lead opposing President Barack Obama's overhaul of U.S.-Cuba relations. His main complaint: The United States isn't getting enough out of the deal, especially when it comes to democratic reforms.

      Sen. Marco Rubio on Cuba: “The White House has conceded everything and gained little.”
    2. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul fight over Cuba in 2016 preview (w/video)

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio hit first.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
    3. If Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio both run for president, Florida loyalty belongs to Bush

      State Roundup

      Marco Rubio has a big Jeb Bush problem.

      More than a decade after Bush helped cultivate Rubio as a star in the Florida Legislature — literally giving him a sword as a symbol of maintaining the conservative flame — the two are on an awkward collision course over running for president in 2016.

      In 2005, Gov. Jeb Bush presented a sword to Marco Rubio during ceremonies in Tallahassee designating Rubio as the next speaker of the state House. The sword was to signify that Rubio was a “great conservative warrior.”
    4. Sen. Marco Rubio takes aggressive turn as face of opposition to President Obama's Cuba decision

      National

      WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama dropped the bombshell about Cuba on Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio was hurrying to the Capitol where a packed room of reporters awaited.

      Sen. Marco Rubio reacts to President Barack Obama's announcement about revising policies on U.S.-Cuba relations on Dec. 17, 2014, in Washington. Rubio called the president a bad negotiator and criticized what he claimed was a deal with no democratic advances for Cuba. [Getty Images]
    5. PolitiFact Florida: Rubio misses full picture in saying committee didn't interview CIA

      News

      Sen. Marco Rubio called it "reckless and irresponsible": the public release of a Senate committee report detailing past examples of alleged torture by the CIA. Rubio argued it could endanger lives of Americans overseas, incite violence and create problems for our allies.

      Sen. Marco Rubio called the report reckless and irresponsible.
    6. Florida GOP unlikely to flout RNC rules on 2016's presidential primary

      State Roundup

      When it comes to picking the Republican nominee for president of the United States, the Florida GOP carved a special role for itself in the past two presidential campaigns: self-entitled scofflaw.

      Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is expected to decide early next year if he will run for president in 2016.
    7. The 2016 countdown for Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio: Who's in?

      State Roundup

      We concede: You're exhausted from the election, the hurricane of attack ads and door knockers. Sick of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, greets Marco Rubio onstage during a celebration at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables after Rubio won his U.S. Senate seat Nov. 3, 2010.
    8. Sen. Marco Rubio says he'll make presidential decision in weeks

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says he's nearing a decision on whether to run for president or for re-election in 2016.

    9. Sen. Marco Rubio: 'America cannot avoid its role as a global leader'

      National

      WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio did not hold back criticism — of the president, Congress or a potential 2016 presidential rival — in a foreign policy speech Wednesday that called for aggressive U.S. engagement in the world's hot spots.

      Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida , a leading 2016 GOP presidential contender, gives a foreign policy speech to the Project for the Common Defense in Washington, D.C., calling for a forceful U.S engagement with ISIS.
    10. Sens. Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson expect long fight vs. Islamic State

      National

      WASHINGTON — Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio say the United States will be in for a long fight against the Islamic State group, a conflict that they warn could involve American troops on the ground.

      Marco Rubio